So my boyfriend and I have been working on his 60g tank. We seeded it with gravel AND the filter cartridge from my 20. We planted heavily and have been stocking slowly. Ammonia and NitrItes have yet to go over .5 so the silent cycle has been working pretty well.
So far the tank has (don't worry these did NOT all go in at once)
3 dalmation mollies
12 Black Neons
4 Albino cories
4 Julii cories (Corydoras julii)
He wants to add 6 neons and 6 or so Otos for sure. And then he was thinking a few Emperor and a few Penguin tetras.
So the question is, will this stocking work? If so how many emperors and penguins could he add? Would he be better off picking one or the other? Or less neons if he definitely wants both? Or could he get away with all?
I don't know anything about Emperor or penguin tetras so I don't know what their optimal numbers and tankmates are, so all input would be welcome! Thanks!
btw - The tank has an Aquaclear 70 HOB (i'm pretty sure that's what it is) and a second HOB, I forget what kind but it's the same size or larger than the one I have on my 20. I know that a canister would probably be ideal for a tank this size, but we were on a budget and that's what the tank came with (got it off craigslist
Substrate is ~1/3 eco-complete, 2/3 black aquarium gravel.